Zipper Cocktail

Two zipper cocktails with raspberries

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
280 Calories
1g Fat
44g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 280
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 83mg 416%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 387mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The zipper is a fun and refreshing cocktail that is incredibly easy to mix up. It is, quite simply, a sparkling drink of vodka and Chambord and it's a true delight for any occasion. As a bonus, you may even have all three ingredients needed right there in your bar

The recipe may simple, yet the taste is amazing. The sweet raspberry liqueur backed up by a punch of vodka is the perfect background for a little sparkle. It's one that you'll fall for on the first sip and it may even become a new favorite for happy hour.

Not only is the zipper delicious when poured according to the recipe, but it is a great foundation for a few enhancements. You can also turn it into a tall drink for an even more refreshing beverage.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Zipper cocktail ingredients

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  2. Build the ingredients in a chilled old-fashioned glass with ice.

    Vodka poured into a glass with ice
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  3. Garnish with berries and mint. Serve and enjoy.

    Zipper cocktail garnished with berries and mint

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Why Is Chambord So Expensive?

Chambord takes time and effort to make, which accounts for its cost. It is rich, lush, and sweet, made with raspberries and blackberries in cognac and French spirits base—and imported from France. The process of making Chambord isn't easy; it is a finely crafted blend of infused spirits and cognac. Although it's not the least expensive liqueur, it is delicious. You can use crème de cassis instead, but it's not quite the same. However, if you splurge on a bottle and stock your bar with Chambord, it won't go to waste. You'll likely use it again and again, and it will keep for a while as long as it's stored in a cool, dark place.


It's easy to make this drink taller or by the pitcher: Just add more soda to taste. For a large batch, keep the vodka and Chambord at equal pours, then add about four or five times that amount of soda. Add ice to individual glasses, and pour the mix over top.

Recipe Variations

How Strong Is the Zipper?

The zipper is a relatively gentle drink and its strength can be adjusted by the amount of soda you pour. When made with 80-proof vodka and 1 ounce of soda, the alcohol content is around 16 percent ABV (32 proof). If you pour 5 ounces of soda to fill a tall glass, you'll knock it down to a mild 7 percent ABV (14 proof).